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The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

Road Trip: Shipwreck Coast, Michigan

Behold the power of Lake Superior from a string of quiet roads along the upper peninsula.<p>Driving Michigan's lonely northern shoreline is almost like being on the water itself. "The lake is the boss," says a retired commercial fisherman who has lived eight decades along the shores of Lake Superior. …

14 tips and resources for finding work in retirement

Many boomers and older Americans are interested in continuing to work after leaving or retiring from the field in which they’ve worked most of their …

Employment

Want To Travel In Retirement? House Sit Your Way Around The World

For Anne and David Paulson, the decision to spend part of each year house sitting was a no-brainer: Former neighbors of theirs, who had moved back to their home in London, were taking a short-term work assignment in Asia and needed someone to watch their beloved cat, Chester, for three months. The …

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Quebec City

Road Trip: Banff and Jasper National Parks, Canada

One of the crown jewels of western Canada, here you'll take in exhilarating vistas of forest, crag, and glacier.<p>Starting on the fringe of the Great Plains and climbing through the incomparable mountain scenery of Banff and Jasper National Parks, this magnificent drive—one of the crown jewels of …

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15 Best Ways to Make your Home Smell Good

Does your home smell good? I mean, does it really smell good? Because, let’s face it, life can get in the way, busy and important items on our …

Cleaning

Travel

Chasing Photographs in America’s National Parks

It’s summer at the Grand Canyon. You arrive in the middle of the day, road weary but eager to see the legendary wonder. The air is hot. The roads are crowded, and you’re cranky after hours in the car. Find a parking space. Hike out to an overlook. And there it lies, the awesome gulf in its full …

Free Things to Do in Chicago

It's no wonder Frank Sinatra paid tribute to Chicago in his ubiquitous song "My Kind of Town." The city has plenty of what he called razzmatazz, from legendary stories about Al "Scarface" Capone to groundbreaking architecture to a vibrant soul and jazz scene. Here's a list of free, year-round art, …

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11 Things to Love About Williamsburg

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Destinations often call to mind other locales. Quebec City has a whiff of Paris to it, Laguna Beach can feel vaguely Italian, and the horse farms of New York’s Hudson Valley offer whispers of the English countryside.<p><b>Williamsburg</b>–founded in 1632 as …

Three Days in Quebec City

Here's how to plan the perfect long weekend in this historic Canadian destination.<p>Winters in Canada can be strong, so Quebecers are among the first to hit the streets in the spring to dance in the sunshine at festivals and relax on café patios. Join them and it won’t be long before you too develop …

Top 10 Rules of Packing

When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone even lighter. Let’s …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

Shanna’s Minneapolis

Minnesota native and self-described travel addict <b>Shanna Schultz</b> makes a habit out of exploring the world—and of sharing tales of her adventures on her blog, There and Back Again Travel. But, not one to forget her roots, Shanna is also passionate about the things that make the Midwestern U.S. unique …

Jasper to Banff and the Icefields Parkway

Traverse the vast beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site from Jasper along the Icefields Parkway and beyond to Banff. Pass fleecy mountain goats licking mineral-rich silt from wide rocky riverbeds. Surmount Sunwapta Pass, where the Atlantic and Arctic watersheds divide. …

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of Canada's most accessible natural wonders, which, for many visitors, makes it more of a photo op and less of an experience. It's easy (once you find a spot in the lot across from Horseshoe Falls) to park, cross the street into the mist, and jostle for a prime view of …

Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

Travel<p>In a nation as culturally rich as Japan, it can be hard to know how to spend your time there. Here are ten of our favorite things to do.<p><b>Visit Kyoto’s Ancient Sites</b><br>Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is bathed in history. The most iconic remnant of the city’s imperial past is the …

Japan

Beyond the Dome: A Walk Around D.C.’s Secret Capitol Hill

TravelDigital Nomad<p>A Corgi and a Rottweillerish mutt weave between tombstones like X-wing fighters attacking the Death Star. Over by J. Edgar Hoover’s grave, which faces the city prison, two poodles slurp from a water bowl below an old-fashioned faucet. I’m learning this is just an average day at …

Top 10 Things to Do in Ontario

Travel<p>Canada's most populous province can keep a visitor busy for months with its attractions, both natural and man-made. Here are our picks for the top ten must-dos.<p><b>Niagara Falls</b><br>Honeymoon clichés notwithstanding, this is a don't-miss spot. The true essence of Niagara Falls has been the same for …

Lake Superior

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

Weekend getaways from Chicago

Weekend getaways from Chicago are our reward for making it through week after week with hardly any complaining. While we can't always hop on a plane …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …